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Federal Register Summary for week of 28 September

    Agriculture

  • Notice of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Meeting

    AGENCY: Research, Education, and Economics, USDA.

    ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App 2, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces a meeting of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board.

    DATES: The National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board will meet October 23-25, 2012. The public may file written comments before or up to two weeks after the meeting with the contact person.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 North Capitol Street NW., Washington, DC 20001. Written comments from the public may be sent to the Contact Person identified in this notice at: The National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Office, Room 3901 South Building, United States Department of Agriculture, STOP 0321, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-0321.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: J. Robert Burk, Executive Director or Shirley Morgan-Jordan, Program Support Coordinator, National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board; telephone: (202) 720-3684; fax: (202) 720-6199; or email: Robert.Burk@usda.gov or Shirley.Morgan@ars.usda.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-09-25/html/2012-23610.htm

  • Commerce

  • Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology

    AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    SUMMARY: The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or Committee), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will meet in open session on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time and Wednesday, October 17, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time. The VCAT is composed of fifteen members appointed by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology who are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations.

    DATES: The VCAT will meet on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time and Wednesday, October 17, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Building 81, Room 1A116, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado 80305-3328. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Shaw, VCAT, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-1060, telephone number 301-975- 2667. Ms. Shaw's email address is stephanie.shaw@nist.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-09-28/html/2012-23895.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • SFIREG EQI Working Committee; Notice of Public Meeting

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG), Pesticides Operations and Management (EQI) Working Committee will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on October 15, 2012, and ending October 16, 2012. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.

    DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, October 15, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, October 16, 2012.

    To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at EPA, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.) 2777 Crystal Dr., Arlington,VA, 1st Floor South Conference Room.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ron Kendall, Field External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-5561; fax number: (703) 305-5884; email address: kendall.ron@epa.gov or Grier Stayton, SFIREG Executive Secretary, P.O. Box 466, Milford, DE 19963; telephone number: (302) 422-8152; fax: (302) 422-2435; email address: Grier Stayton at aapco-sfireg@comcast.net.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-09-27/html/2012-23824.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Center for Scientific Review Advisory Council.

    The meeting will be open to the public, with attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.

    Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Advisory Council.

    Date: October 31, 2012.

    Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Agenda: Provide advice to the Acting Director, Center for Scientific Review (CSR), on matters related to planning, execution, conduct, support, review, evaluation, and receipt and referral of grant applications at CSR.

    Place: Health and Human Services Building, 5635 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852.

    Contact Person: Katherine Bent, Ph.D., Senior Advisor to the Director, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 3030, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301- 435-0695, bentkn@csr.nih.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-09-26/html/2012-23624.htm

  • Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

    AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will hold a meeting. The meeting will be open to the public.

    DATES: The meeting will be held October 25, 2012 and October 26, 2012 from 9 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. (EDT).

    ADDRESSES: Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW., Washington, DC 20005-3901.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Caroline Talev, Public Health Assistant, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 443H, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Washington, DC 20201; (202) 205-1178. More detailed information about PACHA can be obtained by accessing the Council's Web site www.aids.gov/pacha.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-09-26/html/2012-23720.htm

  • Interior

  • Meeting of the National Park System Advisory Board; November 28- 29, 2012

    AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Meeting notice.


    SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix, and Parts 62 and 65 of title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, that the National Park System Advisory Board will meet November 28-29, 2012, in Fort Monroe, Virginia. The agenda will include the review of proposed actions regarding the National Historic Landmarks Program and the National Natural Landmarks Program. Interested parties are encouraged to submit written comments and recommendations that will be presented to the Board. Interested parties also may attend the board meeting and upon request may address the Board concerning an area's national significance.

    DATES: Written comments regarding any proposed National Historic Landmarks matter or National Natural Landmarks matter listed in this notice will be accepted by the National Park Service until November 26, 2012. The Board will meet on November 28-29, 2012.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Fort Monroe National Monument in the Casemate Room of the Bay Breeze Conference Center, 490 Fenwick Road, Fort Monroe, Virginia 23651; telephone (757) 722-3678.

    Agenda: On November 28, 2012, the Board will convene its business meeting at 8:30 a.m., and adjourn for the day at 5 p.m. The Board will reconvene at 8:30 a.m., on November 29, 2012, and adjourn at 2:30 p.m. During the course of the two days, the Board will be addressed by National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis; briefed by other National Park Service officials regarding education, leadership development and science; deliberate and make recommendations concerning National Historic Landmarks Program and National Natural Landmarks Program proposals; and receive status briefings on matters pending before committees of the Board. On the afternoon of November 29, 2012, the Board will tour Fort Monroe National Monument.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information concerning the National Park System Advisory Board or to request to address the Board, contact Shirley Sears Smith, Office of Policy, National Park Service, 1201 I Street NW., 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, telephone (202) 354-3955, email Shirley_S_Smith@nps.gov. To submit a written statement specific to, or request information about, any National Historic Landmarks matter listed below, or for information about the National Historic Landmarks Program or National Historic Landmarks designation process and the effects of designation, contact J. Paul Loether, Chief, National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks Program, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW. (2280), Washington, DC 20240, email Paul_Loether@nps.gov. To submit a written statement specific to, or request information about, any National Natural Landmarks matter listed below, or for information about the National Natural Landmarks Program or National Natural Landmarks designation process and the effects of designation, contact Dr. Margaret Brooks, Program Manager, National Natural Landmarks Program, National Park Service, 225 N. Commerce Park Loop, Tucson, Arizona 85745, email Margi_Brooks@nps.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-09-27/html/2012-23812.htm

  • Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: NPS Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) General Submission, Annual Review, and Exhibitor Forms

    AGENCY: National Park Service (NPS), Interior.

    ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


    SUMMARY: We (National Park Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. This collection currently consist of three forms (General Submission, Annual Renewal, Exhibitor Submission) used by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (NPS IACUC/the Committee) to ensure compliance with the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), its regulations (AWAR), and the Interagency Research Animal Committee (IRAC) principles for projects involving the use of vertebrate animals in research, teaching, and/or exhibition. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as a part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other federal agencies to comment on this IC. The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that we may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to, a collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number and current expiration date.

    DATES: Please submit your comment on or before November 26, 2012.

    ADDRESSES: Please send your comments to the IC to Phadrea Ponds, Information Collections Coordinator, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); or phadrea_ponds@nps.gov (email). Please reference Information Collection 1024- NEW, NPS IACUC in the subject line.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jordan Spaak, NPS IACUC Administrator by mail at Biological Resource Management Division 1201 Oakridge Drive, Suite 200 Fort Collins, CO 80525 or Jordan_Spaak@nps.gov. You may also contact John Bryan at John_Bryan@nps.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-09-26/html/2012-23674.htm

  • Veterans Affairs

  • Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee, Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92-463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee will meet on October 16, 2012, at the American Association of Airport Executives Conference Center, 601 Madison Street, Alexandria, Virginia. The meeting will convene at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.

    The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and make recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on using genetic information to optimize medical care of Veterans and to enhance development of tests and treatments for diseases particularly relevant to Veterans.

    The Committee will receive program updates and will be asked to continue to provide insight into optimal ways for VA to incorporate genomic information into its health care program while applying appropriate ethical oversight and protecting the privacy of Veterans. The meeting focus will be on exploring computational frameworks and infrastructure for large-scale genomic data and the associated challenges, and a continued discussion of the incorporation of genomic data, particularly whole genome data, into health care and clinical decision-making. The meeting will also receive an update on the status of the ongoing Million Veteran Program.

    Members of the public may provide statements (limited to 5 minutes each) during the period reserved for public comments. They may also submit, at the time of the meeting, a 1-2 page summary of their comments for inclusion in the official meeting record. Any member of the public seeking additional information should contact Dr. Sumitra Muralidhar, Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 443-5679 or by email at sumitra.muralidhar@va.gov.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-09-24/html/2012-23430.htm

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